The Welfare Video Everyone is Talking About

You may have seen this video at Breitbart TV over the weekend. Bill Maher interviewed Alexandra Pelosi about two videos she produced. One shows toothless southern voters, so the left loves that. The other shows New York City welfare recipients who admittedly don’t want to work, they’re only interested in “Obama bucks.” HBO didn’t want to show the second video, because it makes welfare queens look bad. (Video below)

Da TechGuy picked up on how Maher and Pelosi aren’t so much against the welfare queens. Their biggest concern is that it’s causing the Democrats to lose voters, and how they were sure to point out how they aren’t racist.

Now I’ll concede that Pelosi and Maher risked some blowback from this video but when I watched the whole segment I didn’t see the courageous journalists, I saw the Lord and Lady of the manor.

Sir Walter FitzUrse: You are not a freeman anymore you are landless and your father is an outlaw, by my charity you are living in my house and are my serf now, do you understand?

Watch the video again. You’ll notice after his “we’re not racists” quote he spends the rest of the segment making excuses for the people in NY out to get “Obama Bucks”:

“For the Black guy his legacy is real, and the white guy from the south, he has a chip on his shoulder.”

There are no excuses offered for the poor southerns in the first film, there is no extending circumstance just shock that “they really believe this.” If only that toothless guy would accept our help we would take care of him.

Blacksmith: That’s when Sir Walter said I’d better take charge of those two homeless children, maybe he meant it kindly too, but they’ll be serfs Robin, and that’s not right.

As for Pelosi, note she isn’t concerned so much about the entitlements themselves, she is concerned that they are causing democrats to lose voters like the doorman and her driver. It’s somehow saving those votes that is the motivation here. Maher reacts by attacking the doorman who isn’t grateful for his advantages.

Read the whole thing, and watch the video below if you want to see the liberal mind at work. I would add that it’s racist to believe that the color of one’s skin determines that person’s destiny. Aren’t we supposed to be beyond that?

Speaking of the welfare state, Rush Limbaugh weighed in on how so many Catholics got hoodwinked into believing in the notion that the welfare state is equivalent to charity.

…Now, not so much the way it dealt with its flock, but outwardly — with its political associations and attachments (i.e. people that they voted for, supported) — under the notion that liberalism is charity, under the notion that welfare is charity. Well, it isn’t. Welfare is the willful absconding of money owned by others and giving it to other people for your benefit, not theirs. Liberals give money to people wanting a payback. The payback is the vote. Liberals are not giving people money to increase their lifestyles or improve their lifestyles. It doesn’t happen, does it? The poor are still poor. The homeless are still homeless. Despite all these great liberal programs, the numbers, the percentages never change.

Liberalism doesn’t solve problems. It doesn’t fix anything. It just exacerbates them. So it isn’t charity. Real charity is targeted to people in genuine need who cannot help themselves. The purpose of welfare is not to help people who can’t help themselves. If I may be blunt, the purpose of welfare is to create as many people as possible who refuse to help themselves because they don’t have to anymore. They’ve got welfare plans. Welfare is robbing Peter to buy Paul’s vote. It’s insidious. It destroys people’s humanity and their dignity. It takes away their ambition, their desires and gives them a life of squalor, under the guise of big-heartedness and charity and so forth.

And what it comes down to, Diane, is the left — the Democrat Party, however you want to describe them — never want to be judged on the results of their so-called good works. They want credit for their good intentions. (sobbing) “Well, we want to end homelessness and we want to end poverty, and that makes us good people.” They never do end homelessness. They never do end poverty. You’re never supposed to point that out. You’re just supposed to talk about how big their hearts are. But the Catholic Church got roped into this whole notion that all of that is “charity,” so they became big supporters of it. This is now causing some lights to go on at the upper levels of the Church and they’re starting to see things the way you do, Diane.

That’s what Pelosi and Maher are worried about – they’re afraid voters are starting to see things the same way.